8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
The Dalles
— 1 night
Drive
5
Portland
— 1 night
Fly
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to The 45th Parallel and then witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, then take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Roaring Mountain.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park itinerary maker tool.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in February: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 28°F, while lows dip to 4°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Seattle

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 21st (Sun), walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February, things will get warmer in Seattle: highs are around 50°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mowich Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by shuttle from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in February, Mount Rainier National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to The Dalles.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature

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The Dalles

The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. On the 24th (Wed), learn about all things military at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, then examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then make a trip to The Dalles Murals, and finally see the interesting displays at Fire Museum in City Hall.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the The Dalles online travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to The Dalles. In February, daily temperatures in The Dalles can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in The Dalles

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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Portland

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Portland journey builder.

Drive from The Dalles to Portland in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Parks

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Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area and then admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone online holiday planner.

You can fly from Portland to Keystone in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Keystone is 1 hour. When traveling from Portland in February, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Keystone: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.